Curriculum and Instruction

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Students recite their poems to the wall in English teacher Lance Fisher's classroom at Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Wash. The exercise is designed to reduce jitters as students prepare to perform the poems they’ve memorized.
—Ian C. Bates for Education Week

Reciting Other People's Poetry: A Dusty Relic or Powerful Teaching Tool?

A national program is working with teachers around the country to persuade students that reciting other people's poetry can be as transformative as performing their own. (January 3, 2018)

Spotlight on Digital Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.

Spotlight on Reading Instruction

In this Spotlight, explore research on children's reading habits, opportunities to customize classroom book selections, and efforts to help students experience the joy of reading.

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers are developing standards-based curricula, using digital tools to personalize literacy instruction, and bridging learning gaps with open educational resources.

Curriculum Matters Blog

02/23 02:46 pm | 'Official' Pre-AP Aimed at Improving College Readiness for All Students | The new College-Board-approved AP readiness program launches in 100 schools in the fall.

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SPECIAL REPORT

Social-Emotional Learning: It Starts With Teachers
This special collection explores methods for avoiding burnout, reducing stress, and teaching cultural responsiveness.

Navigating New Curriculum Choices
From open educational resources to common-core standards, this special report guides educators through the bewildering array of K-12 curricular options available to classrooms today.

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A rigorous curriculum program imported from the United Kingdom is challenging AP and IB as it becomes increasingly popular in U.S. schools.
February 21, 2018 – Education Week
Citing a shortage of tech-savvy workers, lawmakers and business leaders have successfully pushed schools to offer more computer science. Now comes the hard part.
February 20, 2018 – Education Week
In South Carolina and elsewhere, new concierge services are smoothing the way for businesses and schools to create real-world work opportunities for students.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Technology companies are making a push to integrate virtual reality into K-12, but experts are raising concerns about how it might affect children.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
The lessons many students get on the topic are fragmentary, sentimentalized, or sanitized, argues a 15-state report by a civil rights advocacy group.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Experts are working with counselors and admissions officers on ways to factor performance assessments into admissions decisions.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
When English learners have the opportunity to work in groups and speak their native languages, they feel more comfortable in class, writes Justin Minkel.
February 7, 2018 – Teacher
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Storytelling doesn't just belong in the English classroom. Nonfiction can energize other subjects, too, writes Joy Hakim.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
What is continuous improvement and why are schools and districts jumping on that bandwagon?
February 7, 2018 – Education Week

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